“Anna Tsuchiya × The Evil Within” Halloween Event Heats Up Shinjuku!

On Oct. 26, a Halloween parade and mini concert were held by Japanese talent and musician Anna Tsuchiya at the Futabadori East Shinjuku Shopping District.

A Flood of *Naruto* Fan Art from All Over the World!

The manga Naruto is closing in on its finale. Announcing a surprise project by Shueisha, the publisher of the magazine Naruto is serialized in, Weekly Shonen Jump!

Cosplay Parade Brings Excitement to Ikebukuro!

Just in time for Halloween, the cosplay event Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festa 2014 was held for two days, Oct. 25 and 26.

Exterminate the Titans! 3D Maneuver Gear Coming in January

Total weight of 10 kilograms! Tokyo Otaku Mode is eagerly preparing for its release!

Miku Expo 2014 Report: Miku’s Popularity is Strong in the US Too

A new page in the history of Hatsune Miku has been created.

Jim Lee of *Batman* Series Fame to Attend International Manga Fest 2014 in Japan

Jim Lee, a masterful American comic artist who has worked on the Batman series, which turns 75 this year, is coming to Japan! A discussion, live painting, signing, and other events are planned.

Details Revealed & Jacket Released for Egoist’s Fifth Single “Fallen”

A song that ties in with the currently airing TV anime Psycho-Pass 2! The jacket was created by redjuice!

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece *The Legend of Zelda*!

The Legend of Zelda series is popular worldwide in a number of forms including games, manga, and figures. Now, the creators behind the manga adaptation of the series are showing us how to draw Japanese manga! This is the first time that Himekawa will be sharing their work process! Fans won’t want to miss this.

SAO Exhibit to Be Held

An exhibit of the TV anime Sword Art Online is on now at the Tokyo Anime Center from Oct. 15-26.

New Ending Theme of TV Anime *Pokémon: XY* Revealed!? Glued to Shokotan’s Live Tour “Greed Revolution”

Shokotan aka Shoko Nakagawa, who “greedily” takes part in all kinds of activities such as singing, show MCing, voice acting, acting, and producing the fashion brand mmts, has embarked on her tour “Shoko Nakagawa Live Tour 2014 ‘Donyoku Kakumei (Greed Revolution)’” on Oct. 12.

Danboard Photo Exhibition on Now at Daimaru Shinsaibashi

The Danboard Photo Exhibition organized by Movic is on now from Oct. 8-20 at Daimaru Shinsaibashi.

Have You Seen the Video? Hatsune Miku Appears on Popular CBS Program

Hatsune Miku made a guest appearance on the popular program Late Show with David Letterman of the American CBS broadcasting network and performed the song “Sharing the World.”

Fundraising Begins on Kickstarter for Practical English Materials Collection for Studying Anime!

A collection of valuable information is in the works that explains the behind-the-scenes details on production of the anime Santa Company, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter.

Creator Interview: Cure Employee takanashi

“To those who don’t know better, they won’t think they're anime accessories. But those who know, will get it. Those are the kind of things I want to make.” - Cure Employee takanashi

Dilapidated Building Becomes Temporary Museum: #BCTION Creates a World Interweaving Street Art and Cosplay

There's an old office building in Kojimachi, Tokyo that's scheduled to be demolished. But before that, an art project transformed the entire building into a museum. The name of the project is BCTION. It's taken from the idea that one action (A) influences the the next action (B) in a chain of creative expansion. This is represented in the equation ACTION x ACTION = BCTION.

Re-opening of Evangelion Store in Ikebukuro

The Evangelion Store re-opened in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro P’Parco on Oct. 3. The store offers the same selection of attractive products to entice Evangelion fans as the Harajuku location, which unfortunately closed its doors in June 2014. Approximately 200 people lined up outside on opening day, and the store bustled with people looking to buy goods right as the store opened.

Director Interview: "Rage of Bahamut" Anime Adaptation! (1/3)

Rage of Bahamut, the smartphone app that has garnered popularity around the world, will be made into an anime. It’s title will be Rage of Bahamut Genesis.

Manga Artist Combo Ume Holds Talk Show at TGS 2014

On the final day of Tokyo Game Show 2014, a talk show and signing event was held at the Tokyo Otaku Mode booth!

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Jul. 26, 2014 13:0010

Everything from the 17th Pokémon Movie is Here! Exhibit at Which to Experience the World of the Movie Opens

Everything from the 17th *Pokémon* Movie is Here! Exhibit at Which to Experience the World of the Movie Opens

In celebration of the release of the newest Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, and the simultaneously screening short film Pikachu, What Kind of Keys Are These?, an exhibit called “Pokémon the Movie XY Exhibit: Let’s Meet Pikachu at the Roppongi Hills Observatory!” is taking place now.

Jul. 26, 2014 07:5118

TV Anime Sword Art Online 2 Trailer Archive

TV Anime *Sword Art Online 2* Trailer Archive

Enjoy a trailer archive of the anime Sword Art Online 2.

Jul. 26, 2014 07:0012

Girl Friend Beta Anime Greenlit!

*Girl Friend Beta* Anime Greenlit!

What kind of anime will be made from this romance game featuring over 80 voice actresses?

Jul. 26, 2014 05:2610

Good Smile Company Holds Photography Event for Newest Figures! Vol.1: New Nendoroids

Good Smile Company Holds Photography Event for Newest Figures! Vol.1: New Nendoroids

Tokyo Otaku Mode had the honor of participating in Good Smile Company’s recent photography event. Here, you can see more than 50 awesome pictures of new Nendoroids!

Jul. 26, 2014 01:002

Giant 9-Meter-Tall Pikachu in Maizuru - 11th Umi Festa Kyoto Begins

Giant 9-Meter-Tall Pikachu in Maizuru - 11th Umi Festa Kyoto Begins

The 11th Umi Festa Kyoto began on July 19 in Maizuru, a city in Kyoto that overlooks the Sea of Japan.

Jul. 25, 2014 13:002

LiSA’s Enthusiastic Concerts Come to a New Stage: 2-Day Solo Concert to Be Held at Nippon Budokan

LiSA’s Enthusiastic Concerts Come to a New Stage: 2-Day Solo Concert to Be Held at Nippon Budokan

LiSA has built an unshakable position as one of today’s most popular female artists. On July 20, she held a large-scale, outdoor solo concert at the Conifer Forest in Fuji-Q Highland called “LiVE is Smile Always - LiSAMMERLAND.”

Jul. 25, 2014 08:424

Gundam Trading Card Browser Game, Gundam Duel Company, to Be Released Worldwide on July 25!

Gundam Trading Card Browser Game, *Gundam Duel Company*, to Be Released Worldwide on July 25!

The latest Gundam game, Gundam Duel Company 01, is part trading card game, part browser game, and it's just been released today. This game will be the first installment in the Gundam Duel Company series.

Jul. 25, 2014 07:0013

Interview: Actor Yusuke Iseya

Interview: Actor Yusuke Iseya

An interview with Yusuke Iseya, the actor who plays Shinomori Aoshi in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends!

Jul. 24, 2014 20:006

Momoiro Clover Z Releases New Song “Moon Pride” Comprised of Clips from Sailor Moon Crystal

Momoiro Clover Z Releases New Song “Moon Pride” Comprised of Clips from *Sailor Moon Crystal*

The music video to Momoiro Clover Z’s new single “Moon Pride” was made available after the broadcast of Episode 2 of the anime Sailor Moon Crystal on Niconico Live.

Jul. 24, 2014 13:009

"Absolute Duo" TV Anime Greenlit! Announcement Made on Stage at MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2014!

"Absolute Duo" TV Anime Greenlit! Announcement Made on Stage at MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2014!

The popular school battle action manga is becoming a long-awaited anime!

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